My 2 weeks of summer holiday is starting soon. And I have a little dilemma. I am torn between 2 cities that I want to visit.
The mister and I was supposed to spend 2 weeks of holiday this summer and then 3 weeks in winter. But because of some unavoidable work stuff, we cannot do it. So this year we’re taking separate holidays.
Just the other day, I sat down in front of the computer and all of sudden I ended up checking tickets and hotel prices in Italy. We have been to Rimini last year and I am thinking of going there alone for a few days when my holiday starts.
But, since we only have a weekend to spend together before he goes back to work, we talked about going to Gothenburg, Sweden.
Here’s the situation…
If I travel (first time) alone in Italy, I would spend quite a lot just for the travel alone. I do not have any plans of doing (a lot) of shopping, but mostly spending time alone. Looking around, take beautiful photographs of the city I fell in love with, sketch, draw, read a book, write, chill out, sit on the beach and relax.
And this are the places that I get to see again.
These are photographs I took last year.
If I decide to spend the weekend in Sweden with the Mister, then it will be a lot cheaper and we’ll spend time together, relaxing, even just for a weekend.
We have been to Gothenburg a couple of times for a day trip before but we haven’t really had the chance to explore the city.
This is what we’ll see…
It will be way cheaper for me and I get to save for the winter trip. And then use my 2 weeks of holiday using my time for some things that I am planning to do at home (fixing and redecorating our guest room and turn it into functional home office/bedroom). Go around Oslo, to relax, probably go to a beach, sit in a café, read, sketch, draw, read a book and just chill out. Be a tourist in my own city.
But then again, I want to eat pasta, drink Italian coffee, eat Italian dessert made by real Italians. Look at Italian people. And have an adventure alone in Italy. I remember the last time I tried to have an adventure alone in Bologna, Italy when we were there, I got lost in the city. But that’s another story to tell.
If I spend a weekend with the Mister in Sweden, then we’ll be together on a trip. And it’s cheaper.
But we’re always together, so a few days alone far from each other wouldn’t hurt.
Ugh! I don’t know. I’m really really tempted to just buy the plane ticket and reserve a hotel room in Italy. I really don’t know what to do right now. I AM torn between two cities.
We’ll see how it turns out. Good luck to me.